Students enrolled 725
School leader Catherine Smith

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7040 Rivertown Rd
Fairburn, GA 30213

(770) 969-3460
(770) 306-3583
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4 stars
Based on 20 ratings

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June 19, 2013
I go to this school and it lacks in a lot of places. It is supposed to be a fit school. It truly is not the school food is horrible and there is hair in the food most of the time. I only go to the school because it is the closest school to my home. Parents don't be fooled by the teachers and staff. In the school year of 2012-2013 the newest vice principal told kids clearing their thourts to stop and choke. Mabey at the school has some good teachers like mrs. Little 2nd grade teacher and a few more. Over all I would not want you to make the misstake my parents did just from going to the school for 5 complete years and going into six there are some good things but mostly bad. If your kid goes to this school make sure they pack a lunch because they won't like it. That's all I have to say.

- submitted by a community member
February 27, 2013
I am very disappointed with this school. My daughter is currently a first grader at E.C. West . After reading reviews I was very excited about my child attending this school. In my experience, the school lacks teachers and leadership that care about the students. As far as academics is concerned, I feel as though the teachers give a lot of busy work instead of work that will force the student to think. My child will not be returning to E.C. West next school year. This school year alone has been horrible! Hopefully the school gets its act together real soon.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2013
This is my second grader's first year here, coming from another public elementary school, and it will be his last. My son's IQ was deemed to be 140, according to the IQ test given to him last year and his time is being wasted at this school. The work is very low level, the primary grades teachers are low level and do not know how to teach rigorously, and there are many students in each classroom that are ill behaved. My husband and I are fed up. I have tried being a stalwart public school supporter over the years, but "ghetto" children and parents and misguided administrators and board members do not want to see children truly succeed. This school, as are most South Fulton County schools, are holding pens for low income, government benefit receiving families that do not actually parent their children. Enough! My son was accepted to Woodward just yesterday and Woodward bound he is for next year.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2012
Hi. I am a student at ecwest and I have to say I have enjoyed ecwest so much! I am going to ecwest next year for 5th grade! I have rocked it this year I was in so many clubs. Made exceeds in every subject on the CRCT. And Made student council!

- submitted by a community member
July 22, 2011
I absolutely love this school. So far the teachers have been very personal and involved in my child's education.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2010
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October 26, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 03, 2009
E C West Elementary has caring staff and some devoted parents, who work together to ensure that students get the best, quality education possible.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2009
I am very disappointed with this school and it's curriculum. My child is an honor student from NY and is bored with the work here. He's in the tag program at EC West which is supposed to be a privaledge but it appears anyone can get in and all they do is play. It's not a real honors club that we are accustomed to. If I didn't home school my child in addition, he would be so far behind compared to the average school. He barely gets homework and when he does its a waste of time to review (work he's done years ago). The school needs major teaching improvements and stop leaving it 100% to the parents to do. We should be supporting and reviewing work - not providing it.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2008
I love this school. I have two children at ec west and they both look forward everyday to going to school. Right now they are mad that they could not go during the summer. The teachers and staff are so loving and friendly. The principal is just as wonderful and really cares about the students and parents, being quick to address any issues or concerns. The education is above what i thought it would be for a public school. Both of my children are in the talented program and my daughters class is being kept together for the upcoming school year teacher and all. Because of how well they did in class work and the crct. Im soo happy..

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2007
We've been apart of EC West for the past 4 years and I really enjoy my kids being apart of this school. My son and now my daughters have great teachers who are willing to work with them and us. My sons teachers each year have gone above and beyond many times for him. The staff is helpful and friendly. We've got a great principal who is attentive and always striving for excellance!

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
I am very disappointed with the academic curriculum, the teachers, and lack of school security. This is the second year my children have attended this school and I have not seen any improvement. I will be enrolling my children in a tutoring program so they can be academically challenged. Teachers are in a great position to really make a mark on a childs life. I have honor roll students with excellent behavior. My children are doing a great job because I spend a lot of time teaching them at home. It is unfortunate that I am doing the work but the teachers are receiving the paycheck! As soon as I can afford it, my children will be attending a private school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 13, 2007
this school is bad i am a very involved parent but i have never seen a school that has poor leadership and teachers who only care about a paycheck!

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2007
There are very few teachers who care about the students. The leadership at this school is very alarming. The trailers are not secure at all anybody can walk up to the trailers. The fire alarm system does not work in the trailers there are no restrooms for students in the trailers they have to walk to the main building alone!!! Thats scary for a parent knowing that the poor leadership at this school is alarming. I just moved to the Fairburn area but i have chose to home my child. 'Unvelievable non safety'

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2007
Being a veteran teacher of 14 years, I have truly found a place where learning is really child-centered. New to the Fulton County system, it's a breath of fresh air to work in a school with such great teachers and administrators. There was a genuine care for students, and because of this, they looked forward to coming to school each day, and so did I. Working with the Promethean ActivBoard makes learning more fun for the students, as it allows them to actively participate in their learning. For the teacher, it provides the opportunity for a wealth of teaching options and facilitates in the planning and preparation of GPS lessons. The support shown to me from my colleagues and administrators made my move here flow much smoother, and I truly look forward to returning to this awesome school next year.

- submitted by a teacher
May 23, 2007
I have the unique privilege of being a parent and teacher at Evoline C. West and I have enjoyed both. As a parent, I can rest assured that my two boys will be challenged academically and taught the essentials for life-long growth. It's encouraging to see schools out there that care about the development of the whole child and offer discipline, opportunities for creativity, and skill development. Our extracurricular activities range from soccer clinics to father-daughter dances. Our PTA is strong. The administrative team in supportive and responsive. The teachers are knowledgeable, dedicated, and create authentic learning experiences for the children. As a teacher, I see the 'backstage' perspective, and I am equally impressed with how teachers and staff prepare for instruction. We have some of the most incredible teachers in Fulton County. This great staff coupled with the amazing technology in each classroom makes for a wonderful combination. Kudos!

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2007
We've moved 3 times in 3 years. My 6 year old has been in 3 different schools since her Pre-K program. Due to frequent moves, my daughter has experienced difficulties with adjusting until we came to this school. Her teachers have been just fabulous. My 6 year old is in talented students program, enjoys art, PE and music as well as visits to the library. My dauther even mentioned that EC West is the best school and wants her kids, when she gets married and have kids, to go to EC West. Proud and grateful mother of EC West Student

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2007
I am a mother of four. EC West has been a part of our lives for 4 years. The principal and his leadership team are very attentive to parents needs and concerns. The teachers are great! The school is clean. I've been asked for ID, which is a good feeling. I've seen corrective measures taken in hallways and in the cafeteria areas...where the staff is demanding respect and requiring the children to follow rules. I feel very much a part of the school family. I participate in many of the events and visit the school often. I'm always greeted by the staff. My children love the school, and so do I.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2005
Academics programs need improvement, administration tends to focus on 3rd and 5th grades because of state testing, Adminisrtative staff do not respond to parental concerns very well if at all also poorly organized. There are some good teachers but overal teachers staff rated below average Security after morning bell: school not secure. Trailers in rear of school are an inconvienent for students (restroom etc.) need security fence or officers near trailers located near parking lot, easy acces for strangers Quality overal needs big improvements!

- submitted by a parent
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E. C. West Elementary School
7040 Rivertown Rd, Fairburn, GA  30213
(770) 969-3460
Last modified E. C. West Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
E. C. West Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top